Fertility facts when planning to have children later in life, is today's subject. In the past 40 years, the number of women waiting to have babies until their mid-30’s or later has significantly increased. How does age affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant, and what can she do about it? To learn more, I’ll be talking with Dr. Lisa Doran.
Today we are going to be talking about what it means to go into birth intuitively. If you’ve never been pregnant before, you’ve probably wondered how will I know when labor starts? Only to have moms tell you “oh, you’ll know” - but what else will you know, and how can you use it to your advantage during labor? To learn more, today I'll be talking to the extremely perceptive Lesley Everest.
Today's focus is on laid-back breastfeeding. Also know as baby-led latching, biological nurturing or self-attachment. But no matter what you call it, this incredibly natural approach can really help you and your baby get breastfeeding off to a great start. To tell us more, I'll be talking with the ever insightful Attie Sandink.
Women get bombarded with all sorts of advice on maternity: a lot of it unsolicited, and often outdated or just plain incorrect. In the Birthful Podcast, Adriana Lozada talks with pregnancy, birth and postpartum experts to distill that information down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!
We know that being pregnant can be tough. That being a mom can be hard. That having a baby can be exhausting. And we hope to make it easier by giving you tried and tested tips and tools that you can use. From “laid-back” breastfeeding to safer bed-sharing, circumcision to VBACs, we’ll give you well-researched, evidence-based information so YOU can make the choices that best fit your family.
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Adriana Lozada is a mom, author, speaker, birth doula, postpartum educator, and healthy-sleep consultant. Find more about her and The Birthful Podcast at Birthful.com.
Please note: Although I have years of experience, I'm not a doctor, nor am I familiar with your particular circumstances, and neither are my guests. Please double check all the info you hear here with your care provider. This show is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Thanks.
Partner centered birth is the focus today. And partner can mean whoever you’ll be counting on to be there for you, for your labor. Because even if you are a single mom, having the support you want can make a world of difference. I’ll be talking to the fabulous Gena Kirby about some of the ways that your partner can help.
Safer bed-sharing is today's topic. New parents are constantly being told that putting their babies to sleep in bed with them is risky behavior that should be avoided. Despite this, bed-sharing has doubled in the past two decades. To guide us through this conundrum, I'll be talking with the very knowledgeable Teresa Pitman.